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Tue
03
Sep

County signs roads disaster declaration

A disaster declaration for recent flooding, as it pertained to rural roads in Hamilton County, was signed by county commissioners at the start of Tuesday’s board meeting. Full story in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
03
Sep

City to lease two new ambulances

The Aurora City Council authorized the lease/purchase of two new ambulances at its Aug. 27 meeting, reflecting plans to upgrade two of the four emergency vehicles in the city’s ambulance fleet. Full story in this week's print or e-editions.

 

Tue
03
Sep

Program designed to help students ‘Find Your Grind’

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Hampton Public Schools rolled out a new Career Exploration Pathway program this fall, hoping to help juniors and seniors “find their purpose, passion and strengths.”
Having watched and learned from what other area districts are doing to help students gain exposure, experience and confidence in their field of interest, Principal Tim Huls explained how and why the district upped its ante with career exploration this year. Full story in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
03
Sep

Plainsman Museum to host Day on the Farm

Back again this year, Aurora’s Plainsman Museum will be hosting a “Day on the Farm” event for all those interested in learning a bit more about the past and how settlers made their way in Hamilton County.

Mon
02
Sep

The Pride of All Nebraska

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The Nebraska State Fair looked and sounded like a home Husker football game for a while Sunday afternoon, as the "Pride of All Nebraska" Husker Marching Band entertained a huge crowd with familiar songs and chants of "Go Big Red."  The State Fair ends its 11-day run Monday in Grand Island

Thu
29
Aug

It's time to play ball

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The Aurora football team returns three all-state players from a squad that compiled a 13-0 record and won the Class C-1 state championship. Seniors Kaleb Moural, Ryan Marlatt and Trevor Dvorak lead the Huskies into the 2019 campaign with sights set on a repeat performance. See the fall sports edition inside for previews on all Aurora, Giltner, Hampton and High Plains teams.

Wed
28
Aug

Updated Aurora FCS classrooms echo updated curriculum

Part of the many updates and changes to the 4R buildings over the summer was a recovering of the cabinets in the middle school/ high school Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) classrooms. 
Teachers Valarie Hinrichs and Jana Gibson spoke highly of these updates done by After Hours Grafix, and explained that due to the high volume of students they see and the constant updates being made to their ever-changing curriculum, it was about time to see the updates take place.
“They are all-metal cabinets,” Gibson described, gesturing towards the kitchen pods at the back on Hinrichs’ classroom, “and were in absolutely excellent shape really, but they were just very dated.” 
To read more, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
28
Aug

12th St. Cinema to celebrate milestone

eing planned for mid-September marking the 20th anniversary of the first showing at the 12th St. Cinema in Aurora.
Since “Runaway Bride” debuted locally on the big screen Oct. 1-3, 1999, nearly 275,000 people have watched a movie at the downtown theater. That impressive total, plus the constant volunteer support from the community, make it a milestone worth celebration, according to Scott Cerveny, board president of Hamilton Recreation, Inc.
To read more about the theater's history and the upcoming events, please see this week's print of e-edition.

Wed
28
Aug

Lucille Meier celebrates her 101st birthday

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Lucille Meier can be found walking the halls of East Park Villa, where every day she gets her laps in. She may have crossed the century mark, but nothing is slowing this woman down.
Meier was born on Aug. 22, 1918 in Odell where she met her husband Clarence at a sporting event. Together they had five children -- four boys and one daughter.
To read more about Lucille's life, please see this week's print or e-edition.

Wed
28
Aug

Bamesberger addresses commissioners on behalf of Hampton Development Corp.

As budget discussion continues for the Hamilton County Board, commissioners continue to see requests from community organizations. 
Monday’s meeting was no exception, with a special visit paid by Karen Bamesberger, representing the Hampton Development Corporation. 
To read more about Bamesberger's request, please see this week's print or e-edition.

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